Pearleen Cook Pearce passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the age of 84.
Pearleen was born to Vernon Cook and Ozella Lynchard Cook on April 8, 1938, in Moorhead, MS. She grew up in Belzoni, MS, and graduated from Belzoni High School. She graduated from high school in 3 years so that she could marry her sweetheart, Adrian Leroy Pearce.
She stayed home to raise her 3 daughters until they were school age. Then she attended Phillips Business School. She worked in several office jobs until she became the Office Manager for WGCM Radio Station. Pearleen worked at WGCM for 20 years.
Pearleen served in the local NALC Auxiliary for several years. She also served in the NG NCO Auxiliary; she was a Past President of the local association and a Past President of the MS NG NCO Auxiliary. She was a delegate to the EANGUS national convention several times.
Pearleen also served in the choir and as Church Treasurer at Gulf Gardens Baptist Church. Most recently, she was a member of Bayou View Baptist Church where she had a calling ministry to other senior adults and shut-ins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Agnes, brothers, Vernon, Robert Utah, and Roland Leroy.
She is survived by her 3 daughters Donna Pearce (Kevin Parris), Dell Pearce (Ruth Hollingsworth), and Diana Pearce Brodkorb (Jeff Tammen); brother, David Lowery; grandchildren Jeremy Pullen (Amy Arnold Pullen) and Adrian Cody Mannino (Josh Mannino), step-grandchild Christina Brodkorb, and great-grandchildren: Rileigh Pullen, Faith Pullen, Gabby Howard, Clark Mannino, Joni Mannino, and her godson Kyle Lowery.
The family would like to express a special thanks to Kare-in-Home for their service for many years, and to the staff of Memorial Hospital Gulfport and Select Specialty Hospital. The family thanks all the caregivers especially Keisha, Madelyn, Michael, and Rebecca.
The family requests that memorials be made to Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation, Inc.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Bayou View Baptist Church, 4709 Chamberlain Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507, from 11:30 am until funeral time at 12:30pm. Burial will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens, 19361 28th, Long Beach, MS.
The Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, MS, is serving the family and online condolences may be offered at www.riemannfamily.com